Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
as if the democrats are the parties of tax and spend, the republicans are the party of borrow and spend. did you see any evidence of the bush administration that there was any entitlement cutbacks? i don't believe most republican politicians have discipline when it comes to spending or they wouldn't have been nearly as profligate, give me a break. this won't be much of a show count. republicans -- come here, come here, the republicans, they don't want to cut spending either. embarrassing the president is one thing, but actually offering plans to cut medicare, social security, defense, oh, please. i'll believe it as i see it, even though i think it's important that it be done. both parties guilty of too much spending. the democrats witt vitriolic, t to make money to pay for it. and enough politics. the american investor figures out we're pretty long through the united states of three-ring circuses. the most important spur for investment is confidence. three issues that held up business formation and stock investing for a long time. put a drag on it. uncertainty of the presidential election, uncertain
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
's not as big as it was. the payroll tax holiday was allowed to expire. the fiscal cliff, this isn't a new tax. it's a return of an old tax but it's playing havoc with domestic stocks. so is all of the partisanship that makes our country seem like a mickey mouse place to invest and uncertainty going forward, every single democratic government on earth seems to be better organized and smoother functioning than ours. that uncertainty caused by that lack of confidence and higher payroll taxes might have something to do with the declines we're seeing. telco was a place to hide back in 2012. at&t and verizon saw slow downs. no let up in the subsidies to apple and samsung, we love these companies because they had no europe last year, no china, no mexico. now we wish they had all three and there was business formation. let's focus on the other half of the equation. it's a little more robust, where the money is going. last night china had one more remarkable session. holy cow, courtesy of new attitude. the gold double digit growth is taking up the fxi. follow along, but it is taking up the ancillary c
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
story. the end of the federal tax holiday has to hurt retail doesn't it? and the facebook disappointment. you have this mystery announcement coming. instead we have an announcement of a tool to search on big social networks. what a bust. yet the market didn't get hammered and then we got the nap time and the fresh bull came to play into the bell. what is happening here? there have been different time as long the way up where we had this same exact situation like what we are seeing here today. another occurred in the first three years in the '.90s. and every single case, every single one i can recall we get this moment where the market didn't get tired, but the analyst did. many big cap stocks had run up into their price points. and they stayed bullish or they actually even raised price pointed and it was a mistake. and i'll tell you, let's use it, an endless target party. 700 goes to 900 and only if there were a two for one stocks play. the analysts were gun shy. not the cheering, but the support of analysts who might be able to recognize that buzz is good enough. given the litany of eve
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
of the upcoming debt ceiling and laid to waste by the end of the tax holiday. rich people stopped dead in their tracks by new tax hikes. one so steep we were supposed to switch to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches rather than dining at three-star restaurants. pass the skippy, keep the foie gras. we find out we had the highest housing starts since the boom, double where we were not that long ago, and the analysts were determined to tell you housing is about to go all tepid, numbers don't fit into the scenario, not a negative one and that's the story of the market right now bullish backs getting in the way of the bearish story. now, i will tell you on any given day, we're capable of a serious swoon and we are due for one. holy cow. maybe dow and intel not so hot tonight can cause one sell, sell, sell. this feels like a moment like the mid 1980s where the bulls areaa lay boeing. it seems like when i was a young, curly haired kid. i want to see the amazing con colombia ra glomerate. one of those rare things, when you can get an audience with an investment titan. he heard i had a hot hand.